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be surprised at who is buying. ben tracy has more. >> this is the busy time of year. >> this is when all the grapes come in. >> reporter: scott meadows. there's a good reason he put that american bald eagle on the bottle. >> kind of nationalistic. that was a specific request from our owners in china. looking to bring parts of america to china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought this vineyard and now 90% of the wine is shipped to china. what do they want with a vineyard in napa valley? >> there's a big demand for luxury goods. rather than buying chinese-made products and sending our money l they're buying american made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> yes. >> reporter: chinese firms flush with cash have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3billion in california companies. $560million in just the past year. the chinese are boosting the golden states housing recovery. they bought one out it have every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compare to high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >>
de la seguridad del consulado de ben gazzi en libia durante un ataque del 11 de septiembre, el resultado de una reciente investigaciÓn seÑala que hubo varios errores. >>> cristina nvrnl. >>> los resultados de la investigaciÓn del comitÉ de seguridad nacional del senado fueron muy importantes y culpan en parte al departamento del estado y la casa blanca >>> hubo evidencias de grupos inteligencia de estados unidos y fuentes del gobierno de que ben gazzi era una zona peligrosa dijo el senador liberman. >>> el reporte encontrÓ fallamos graves de liderazgo insuficientees medidas de seguridad donde murieron el embajador stevens y otros tres oficiales estadounidenses el pasado 11 de septiembre. >>> debido a la falta de seguridad los terroristas entraron virtualmente sin barreras, e quemaron el consulado, dijo la senadora de maine. >>> el comitÉ sostuvo que el departamento de estado no evalÓo deforma adecuada las amenazas al consulado ni aumento la protecciÓn del mismo despuÉs que los segurosa verte ooern sobre las ac tifldz del grupos terroristas. >>> muy multo mrÚltiples oc
atlanta rushed in 2007 overjoyed to adopt ben. >> you have gotten to be a big boy. >> with a headful of hair. >> i know. like daddy's. >> reporter: a relationship that took nearly a year to get started. >> a million pieces of paper. it's -- you laugh about it but it is quite an intensive process. >> reporter: now, at home, ben just turned 7. very much an all-american boy. >> how about some milk? >> i hate milk. >> you hate milk. >> reporter: celebrating the holidays. last christmas aadopted a second russian child and prepared to work through the sticky wheels of bureaucracy again and now politics threatening to derail the dream entirely. russian president vladimir putin angry about a new american law targeting russian human rights violators today banned all adoptions to america. some russian lawmakers have been trumpeting the cases of which kids were hurt in the states like one in virginia four years ago when a child died after accidentally left in a hot car. though the father was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter. >> there really is a great irony here in that america spea
. let's begin with ben willis at the newscy. -- nyse. we had some bias coming in the last half hour. >> as long as washington keeps santa claus hostage we'll continue to see this. "the santa clause" rally hasn't appeared because it has been over this fiscal cliff. kudos on fox business for the headline of story coming out of washington congress will meet on sunday this coming weekend that. is definitely took us off our low. we had a major rally on that. 10 handles on the s.o.p.s we watched down here. it was a painful trade there for a couple of hours. ashley: ben, very quickly up until now the market hasn't really reacted to the fiscal cliff but seems today it really sort of kicked in. did the market get it wrong up to this point? >> the fear is we may have got it wrong. market as i've been saying for a while believes in fact we will have a resolution so we will not go over the cliff. the recent commentary maybe has been there will be a patch so we'll get it done by early january. the comments by mr. reid today. the ball was thrown into his court by mr. boehner who failed with his p
goodbye to 2012 with a giant fireworks display as big ben chimed the 12th hour. hundreds of thousands flocked to the waterfront to see the river and london eye lit up. at the stroke of midnight in times square in new york millions of pieces of confetti rained down on the crowd. there was plenty of midnight smooching and many younger ones were allowed to stay up long past their bedtimes. 2012 is history. cheers to the new year. >> with all of the new year celebrations done it is time to face reality again. the most urgent question for most people what will happen to the economy in 2013. >> some experts predict a major slump. some say this time germany will no longer be able to remain immune to the crisis. >> others believe that europe's biggest economy will continue to post solid growth if slightly less than last year. >> that is enough for most german companies to be confident about business in 2013. >> they make pieces that shape metal sheets. the company expects fewer new orders in 2013. he does anticipate keeping the business that it already has. >> we are feeling that things are c
. in california, you may be surprised at who is buying. here's ben tracy. >> reporter: this is the busy time of year for you guys. >> absolutely. this is when all the grapes come ns. >> reporter: scott meadows runs salinas vineyards in california's napa valley. there's a good reason he put that american bald eagle on the , ttle. it seems kind of nationalistic. >> it does, doesn't it? that was a specific request from our owners in china. china overall is looking to bring parts of america to china. >> reporter: in 2010, this vineyard was up for sale. chinese investors bought it. now, 90% of the wine from here-- that's 9,000 cases-- is shipped to china. what does a chinese company want with a vineyard in napa valley? >> there's a big demand in china for luxury goods, for goods that are scarce, and for goods that are well made. rather than buying chinese-made products and sending our money over there, they're buying eir ican-made products and .ending their money back here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. re.and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: chinese firms, flush with cash, have invested $
part of the real estate market is being fuelled by foreign buyers with deep pockets. ben tracy reports it's not the only thing they're buying. >> this is when all the -- >> scott meadows runs silenus vineyards in napa valley, and there's a good reason he put the american bald eagle on the bottle. >> it seems nationalistic. >> it does, doesn't it? >> that was a specific request for china. china is looking to bring parts of america to china. >> reporter: in 2010 this vineyard was for sale. chinese investors bought, it and now 90% of the wine from here, that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. >> what does a chinese company want with a vineyard in mappa valley? >> there's a big demand for luxury goods and goods that are scaries and well made. rather than buying chinese-made products and sending money over there, they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> the jobs stay here? >> the jobs stay here. >> reporter: chinese firms flush with cash have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies. a record $560 mi
a market mover. >>> and i would have to say for my businessperson of the year, drum roll, please. ben bernanke, chairman of the federal reserve. why, because he surrounded us with free money and his low interest rate policy triggered a stock market rally all year long, an economy that while moving slowly certainly showed growth throughout the year. bernanke's policies encouraged lending, it encouraged borrowing, and also told us that there are few alternatives with any returns for our money beyond stocks and housing. for all of that, ben bernanke is my pick for businessperson of the year 2012. that will do it for us for today. thank you of so much for joining me. next week we will coming to you with a brand new look and a brand new name. look for "on the money with maria bartiromo." i'll continue to be here with you, as will all of our great guests every week where wall street meets main street. happy new year, everybody. wish you the best for 2013. i'll see you next weekend.
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be surprised at who is buying. ben tracy has more. >> reporter: this is the busy time of the year for you guys? >> oh yes, absolutely. this is when all the greats come in. >> there's a good reason that he puts that on the bottle. they are looking to bring parts of north america to china. they bought it and now 90% of the wine from here is up in 9,000 cases, shipped to china. >> reporter: what do they want with the vineyard? >> there is a big demand for china with the luxury goods and goods that are scarce and well made. and so you know rather than buying the chinese made products, sending our money over there, they are buying the american made products, sending them back over here. >> and the jobs stay here? >> yes. >> reporter: they flush with cash and invested about $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california. and all in the past year. but the chinese, they are boosting the golden states housing recovery as they bought one out of every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compared to the high-end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive though. and they
-fashioned black cabs. they are as much a part of the british capital as the big ben on the tower bridge. >> no wonder then there was a huge outcry when back in october the company making those calves filed for bankruptcy. what's worse, the london taxi company had to recall a large number of the calves once renowned for their reliability. -- a large number of the tabs -- cabs once renowned for their reliability. >> not all the caps on the streets of the traditional black cabs and more. martin has driven a taxi in london for 18 years. he would rather not give his last name because he is not sure if he is willing to remain faithful to the london taxi company. >> i really don't know, to be honest. i've got mixed feelings. >> martin loves his job, and he likes driving around london, but he is aware that things have not been going well with the london taxi company. he thinks the company must have bad management because it has been losing money for the last four years running. his own vehicle has not been as reliable as he could have hoped. at least once, it was recalled to the factory to corr
. tens of thousands celebrated at the eiffel tower. big ben rang out the old and rang and the new. the tradition continued in the big apple. tens of thousands welcomed 2013. kurt gregory, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a lot of fun around the world. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your resolutions for 2013? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 35 degrees at the airport. when you can see the rose parade. >> good news regarding hillary clinton. >> this is the beltway at baltimore national pike. there is a car right there. >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10. 42 degrees downtown. we have some clouds in place. people did not have to worry about bring to many heavy jackets. 38 in westminster. 34 in gaithersburg. many areas are starting off above the freezing mark. some sprinkles are starting to develop -- are trying to develop along the eastern shore. we are looking for a fairly dry pattern. details on this and a quiet first week of 2013. stay tuned. say they are confident that th
ben tracy has more. >> this is the busy time of year. >> absolutely. this is when all the games come in. >> reporter: scott meadows runs salinas vineyards in california's napa valley and there's a good reason he put that american bald eagle on the bottle. seems kind of nationalistic. >> that was a specific from our chinese owners. china overall is looking to bring parts of america to china. >> reporter: in 2010, this vineyard was up for sale. chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here that's 9,000 cases -- is shipped to china. what does a chinese company want with a vineyard in napa valley? >> there's a big demand in china for luxury goods for goods that are scarce and for goods that are well made. so rather than buying chinese- made products and spending our money over there, they're buying american made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: on the jobs stay here? >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: rich chinese firms have investigated billions in the u.s. 1.3billion in california companies. a reported $560 million invested in the past
of sight. until some believe their own rhetoric -- read ben bernanke -- about moderation. but when the global minotaur was mortally wounded, it left the global economy in disarray. it has put the world in permanent crisis. the minotaur was slain by a brave warrior named theseus. its death ushered a new era of tragedy, history, philosophy. our very own global minotaur died as the victim of wall street bankers. what will its demise bring? should be hope for a new era in which wealth does not require poverty? will be develop a system where no longer will abstract power waned while others get stronger? the global minotaur will be remembered as a remarkable piece to whose rain created and destroyed the illusion that the global economy was stable. thank you. [applause] right. questions? i think i am going to moderate myself. ok, you have to line up. this is the way you do it here, isn't it? >> that is a brilliant vision of where we have been. can you elaborate a little bit more on where you see us going? >> very briefly, i think that we are in a state of sustained bewilderment. because,
left in 2012. >> yeah. let's break it all down and bring in ben willis here with us on set. ben, we could talk about lots of things. what are traders saying? >> already have. >> what's the buzz on the floor today? today everybody is talking about home so this holiday week, a slow week, another wasted clean shirt and bus fare. >> how are you trieding right now? >> the flow that you've seen trying to deflect the market, only a corner thumbprint to look at. energies right now are a plus side area and the negative side, you're seeing the consumer stocks under pressure because of the microsoft story and you and i have been of the same find on the fiscal climbed. you like this market, but we are getting close to the deadline. does it matter if we go past anyone? >> i think the market is saying we don't lead a lot mar. the market still expects that a deal will be done so that we'll get a patch, so to speak. this has been a good week. 80% of time this week is generally to the plus side. >> you'd still buy the dips here? >> yes. many shows have been on cnbc sending their own personal message
cliff again. >> from your lips, right? we can only hope. thanks, ben. see you later. we are going out, and we are very close to a 300-point gain, the best gain for the market in about four or five years with the dow up 296 points as we head towards the second hour. got wilbur ross joining us and more members of congress as well. stay tuned. >>> nearly a 300-point day on the dow jones industrial average. welcome to the "closing bell." i'm kelly evans in for maria bartiromo. bill griffith joins us here in just a second. stocks are kicking off 2013 with one of the biggest rallies we've seen in some time. the biggest, in fact, since 2009. here's a quick look at how we're finishing the day on wall street, waiting for the settle to come through to see if we can hit the three handle on the dow jones industrial average, but we won't be far away from it, regardless. the nasdaq is adding about 88 points, the s&p 500 and, bill, the bottom line, up anywhere from 2.4% to 3% for these averages. >> i'm looking at the board here in the new york stock exchange, and it shows we're up 308 points right n
, ben. >> all of the participants at this meeting left without a word. i don't think we will hear from them the rest of the day. there is a great deal at stake and very little time left. it has been reported that president obama presented a plan to increase taxes on income over a quarter million dollars per year, as part of the deficit reduction plan to deal with american debt. he would probably say to the congressional leaders that need to figure out a way to get it through, but i think the expectations in washington of a deal are low with only three, four days left until the new year and the media tax hikes and spending cuts taking and -- kicking in. >> that means perhaps heading back into recession? >> yes there is little doubt in washington about the seriousness of the sick jubilation. the problem is withdrawing government demand from the economy too big spending programs cuts with a smothering effect on the tax hikes will have been very damaging effect on the was economy and by extension the world economy. people know it is serious, but the politics, we know that the house and sen
: is there any possibility ben bernanke and tim geithner could both be replaced? from what i have read, they both have a background or some dealings with the basics and will street. my impression is they are in bed with big banks in wall street and favor them. their policies have always favored those guys. that may be part of the reason they were never held accountable for the things that happened five in 2008. guest: there is no doubt they did work together on the tarp legislation during the financial collapse of late 2008. ben bernanke was the chairman of the federal reserve. tim geithner it was the head of the federal reserve. i cannot remember whether ben bernanke's term is coming up in 2014. there is talk that tim geithner may be the next fed chair. it is quite likely we will have a new fed chair some time during obama's second term. host: when you say chatter, is this the white house getting that out to reporters? guest: like wall street, people talk. if ben bernanke were to leave the fed, tim geithner would be a natural candidate. it would be natural he would be considered. whether he woul
and director ben affleck isn't ready to leave hollywood. the "argo" star, who had showed interest in politics, confirms he doesn't want kerry's seat, saying "i love massachusetts and our political process, but i am not running for office." >>> former president george h.w. bush is in the intensive care unit at houston methodist hospital this morning after suffering from what doctors call a stubborn fever. the president has been hospitalized since thanksgiving for bronchitis. he was expected to be released before christmas, but a series of setbacks sent him to the icu on sunday. the 88-year-old is currently on a liquid diet. doctors say they are cautiously optimistic about the treatment. a bush family spokesman says the former president remains alert and is surrounded by family. >>> overseas, former south african president nelson mandela is at home this morning after spending almost three weeks in the hospital for a lung infection. the 94-year-old antiapartheid leader was released wednesday night and will receive continued care at his home in johannesburg. a government spokesperson says mandela
for a giant celebration. in paris, tens of thousands celebrated at the eiffel tower. while in london, big ben rang out the old and rang in the new. the tradition continued in the big apple. tens of thousands welcomed 2013. kurt gregory, wbal-tv 11 news. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your resolutions for 2013? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> i would love to see a shot from space of all of the celebrations. >> check it out and google it. >> 6:09. 40 degrees at the airport. and hillary clinton is still in a new york hospital. >> the words to take off your list and some tips to stay safe. that is coming up in the bloomberg business report. >> the raider makes it look like rain is moving in -- the radar makes it look like the rain is moving in. >> we will check on the problems when we come back. >> live, local, late-breaking. you're watching wbal-tv 11 news today with stan stovall and mindy basara, double-team insta-weather plus with tony pann and ava marie, and sarah caldwe
interviews with retiring members of congress. at 8:00 p.m. easter, senator ben nelson of nebraska talks about his two terms and his time as a member of the gang of six. then at 8:40, represented jerry lewis of california on his 17 terms in congress. that is followed at 9:15 with representative lynn woolsey on her anti-war work. that is thursday at 8:00 p.m. eastern, here on c-span. >> tonight, a discussion on corporations in pursuit of high stock values. then a group economist explains why he believes the u.s. is responsible for the global financial crisis. later, interviews with retiring members of congress. on tomorrow morning's washington journal, we are asking business owners to call in and talk about the fiscal cliff and their plans for next year. then we will continue with the forecast for the coming years housing market. that is all about more discussion of the fiscal cliff negotiations as congress returns to washington. we will be joined by steve forbes. later, discussion on background checks, how they work, who gets them, and when they are required. our guest is matt bennett. "washin
school in that city was shut down, there were boycotts, protests, and ben chavis, a reverend -- still a reverend, called in to quell some violence. one night of rioting a white-owned supermarket was firebombed. chavis, eight other black males and a white female seeing on the screen now were convicted of arson and conspiracy and sentenced to a combined 282 years. no one was killed in the fire but convicted. and a few years later, one of the witnesses recanted his story from the trial and said that he was coerced and bribed, others did the same. their convictions were overturned and they were released after about eight years. just yesterday, north carolina governor bev perdue pardoned them and gave them a pardon of innocence. here's part of what she said. convic c convictions represent an ugly stain on north carolina's justice system that cannot be allowed to stand any longer. again, four of the wilmington ten have since died before they saw that statement from north carolina's governor. >> why did it take so long? >> it happened because, after probably 25, 30 years some notes were foun
with flying colors, and the cue tests. >>> welcome back. here's one factor you might not expect. as ben tracey reports, investors from china are putting billions of dollars into american business to meet the increasing chinese demand for u.s. products. >> reporter: scott meadows runs ss silenus vineyards in california. there's a reason he put the bald eagle on the bottle. >> that was a specific request from the owners in china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. what does the chinese want with a vineyard in nappa valley. >> there's a big demand for goods that are scarce. they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: they have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've bought one out of every ten homes sold in t
very much. i'd like to invite ben santer up here to present the award to dr. hansen. ben is a member of the jury and a climate scientist in his own right at lawrence livermore lab. >> jim, you and steve were pioneers of the frontiers of climate science, exploring the role of the oceans in climate change, the role of clouds, the role of aerosol particles, and i could spend a lot of time recounting your scientific contributions. i won't -- i just wanna tell you one very brief story. back in 1988, i was doing my postdoc in hamburg, you testified in front of congress. you said, we see the signal emerging from the noise. that had huge influence on me and on hundreds, thousands of my colleagues. the idea that we could see some coherent human-caused warming signal emerging from the year- to-year or decade-to-decade noise of natural climate variability, it certainly had a discernable influence on my career and on the science i chose to do. germans have a word, zivilcourage, there's not really an english translation for it. and what it means as best as i can translate it is, individuals who s
500. a lot of people say the ben bernanke rally. plugging money into the economy, but also a lot of regular people and hedge fund managers, pull out. so you might have missed it. >> a lot higher -- >> i should check it more often. docs don't check stuff this often. >> we can help each other, my friend. you keep us healthy, we'll make you rich. >>> second of state is spending new year's eve in the hospital, sadly. because of a blood clot. the latest on her condition, just ahead. >>> and the kardashian clan about to get bigger. kim's big announcement. watch us any time at your desk top or mobile phone, go to cnn.com/tv. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in
. as ben tracey reports, investors from china are putting billions of dollars into american business to meet the increasing chinese demand for u.s. products. >> reporter: scott meadows runs silenus vineyards in california. there's a reason he put the bald eagle on the bottle. >> that was a specific request from the owners in china. >> reporter: chinese investors bought it and now 90% of the wine from here, that's 9,000 cases, is shipped to china. what does the chinese want with a vineyard in nappa valley. >> there's a big demand for goods that are scarce. they're buying american-made products and sending their money back over here. >> reporter: and the jobs stay here. >> and the jobs stay here. >> reporter: they have invested $16.4 billion in the u.s. in the past decade. $1.3 billion in california companies, a record $560 million in just the past year. the chinese are also boosting the golden state's housing recovery. they've bought one out of every ten homes sold in the past year. >> compared to the high end housing like in beijing, this is not that expensive. >> reporter: di mi neb
: isn't that a counterargument? ben bernanke prints money and $45 billion of mortgages every month and breaks down 3.5% or something like that. surely that continues, surely that is a bright spot. >> if that happens and we have the weak dollar we will see foreign buyers coming in to the market. stuart: you mentioned luxury homes. they are selling well, multimillion-dollar homes. you did an rticle on that. >> lots of articles on that. this housing recovery, i throw the r word out there with caution but what we have seen in housing creates concern, the very low end doing well, distressed properties for first-time home buyers and high end doing well especially with billionaires' who are plowing their money into real estate. stuart: foreigners are buying a lot of this. >> you can -- we have been seeing a lot of argentinian and venezuelans and middle easterners and koreans coming into the market and chinese. stuart: canadians. gerri: this recovery is no hand mirrors. it is not strong and inventories at small levels here, these are professionals in many cases who are buying. at the end
in police custody. ben and harry cleary were found 250 miles from an atlanta area home after a tipster saw it here on cnn. they were on a planned trip with their dad but did not return when expected. he'll be charged with felony interference with custody. >>> a tragic scene in california where three people were killed in a small plane crash near san diego. faa official says the plane crashed under unknown circumstances. it was heading to phoenix. an investigation is under way. >>> to massachusetts now, where a snowstorm is pounding the state. boston could see up to eight inches of snow today. the city's mayor has already declared a snow already. a top priority there is getting the roads cleared for public safety. freezing temperatures are in the forecast there for this week. >>> their neighbors to the south in rhode island, also breaking out the shovels this morning. look at this video. about a foot of snow has already fallen in some parts of the state. >>> it's the site of the worst oil spill in u.s. history. now, more than two years later we're getting an upclose look at the wreckage. th
up the economy by printing more money. a lot of people criticize ben bernanke for that. it could sew the seeds of inflation where down the road the stuff will be way too expensive. it was the only game in town. if you believe bernanke, if he didn't do that, we may have gone into a double dip recession or something worse. >> let's talk about the fact that so many people who are heads of companies, corporations , manufacturing, service, doesn't matter what sector of the economy, there is such uncertainty looking into the new year. i want you to talk about the likelihood that businesses in this country are going to expand in this economic climate. >> i don't think they will. i worry about small businesses over the multi national companies. small business are stuck here. ge can diversify by opening a plant in china. it is easy to get productivity by going overseas. small business if you talk to anybody we don't know what will happen. we do know the president wants to raise our taxes. here is where the debate is absurd. the president says let's make it $250,000. it is fairness. people at
, but what about our favorite, steve moore here, what do you think? is 2013 going to turn the corner like ben bernanke and others are saying? >> i never like to bet against the american economy and there are so many spirits. and we haven't had a real recovery in four years. you get the feeling that the economy is ready to pop, but the countervailing argument everything washington is doing expansion. and i entirely agree with your previous conversation that energy and technology are just drivers of high powered growth, but the countervailing force i think follows the higher tax rates coming in 2013 and some of the regulations and obamacare are holding back business's willingness to expand and hire more workers. >> paul: not just the regulatory wave on health care, there's huge with dodd frank reform and huge pentup regulatory wave hit on energy. all kinds of rules hitting utilities and energy company. so who wins? washington or the private economy? >> well, i think, actually if you look at a couple of indicators, it's not good for at least the first half of 2013. one is business investment. bu
? is 2013 going to turn the corner in a better direction like ben better -- bernanke and the other head chairs are saying? >> we haven't had a real recovery in four years. we really haven't. you just get the feeling that the economy is ready to pop. the argument though is everything washington is doing is holding back this expansion. that'sou the frustration investors and businesses feel. on the positive side you have the energy -- i highly agree with your conversation that technology are just drivers ofy high how perked -- high powered growth. but the force are the higher tax rates that are coming in 2013 and some of the regulation s in sew bough ma care are holding back -- in obamacare are holding back the willingness to expand and hire morene workers. >> and there is going to be a huge regulatory wave to finish out the dodd frank financial reform. there is a hugee, pinned up wave on energy. all kinds of rules hitting utilities and energy companies. so who wins? washington orng the private economy? e >> i think actually if you look at ate couple of indicators it is not good for at le
? >> you know, we have talked about different ways to do that, maybe involving humor. >> reporter: take ben stiller, he produces funny videos. >> matt damon, he claimed water. >> reporter: consider this, damon talks about water on youtube? 4,000 hits. this video with sarah silverman. >> who is that knocking at my door? >> reporter: viral, damon said his strong suit is getting people to care. >> because there is a lot of low hanging fruit, so to speak. there are so many people we can help. >> reporter: do you see a solution in your lifetime? >> yes, we do. in fact, that is why we're here. >> reporter: water.org has helped a million people so far. but as damon said, there is still another 80 million people to go. nonetheless, he says it is a start and a good one. he believes that this whole idea of water credit, meaning giving people affordable loans in places where getting water is a challenge is really working. and he believes it has the potential to reach up to 100 million people by 2020. >> for more on matt damon's efforts to provide clean water to people around the world and how you can
. ben lomond is where many of the sandbags were needed you can see water build-up in the main part of town. people there are used to getting soakedwú÷x our crew got stuck in the mud while shooting these scenes. >> rain means lots of snow in the mountains. that means a tough time getting around.,k=f >> reporter: as long in some cases as up to two hours to get to chain control at 3500 feet. >> probably at least over an hour of sitting in traffic trying to get through this mess now waiting to get chains on to get all thehw way up there the.rnr >> reporter: it is worth it for christmas. >> it is. >> reporter: lauren and her dad on a long journey to go-ing in colorado. >> [ unintelligible ] >> reporter: joe the chain guy usually a man of few words, seems to notice a difference tonight. >> people more nice today than they are. >> reporter: you are helping them out on an important day. >> it is important to a lot of people. >> reporter: everyone needed all the holiday cheer they could come up with traffic crawling only a few feet at a time instead i snow. in nyack, they are enjoying ev
. the answer, maryland junior senator ben cardin. he spent 20 terms in the house before becoming a senator. that's a good chunk of time. >>> if you have a political question for us, e-mail us. we'll be right back. don't go anywhere. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> i have appointed brian schott as the next senator from hawaii. of course senator inouye's views and wishes were considered fully. >>> quite an amazing shocker there, tracy, we thought it was going to be dana. >> well, democracy often treated like a sport, but in the end is a democracy. i give kudos to the governor for following his principles and the wishes of the state. i don't even want to try to dissect if it was a dis on the late heroic senator. >> i think there's a number that matters, 40, the age of brian shatz. this sets him up for decades if he manages to win. the congresswoman i think is in her early 60
. gary says "more stone walling on ben gi sai? we'll never know the truth, will we?" i think we will. it may take time, but we will. that zbloog. >> reporter:. >> we have updating negotiations and we have been checking in with rich. i want to check futures very quickly. futures are trading up still a good bet at 9:30. dow will open in negative territory but we won't be for sure until we see the open. we want to check with rich. they are always talking even when they say they are not. there is something going on behind the scenes? >> that is true. the phone calls are continuing throughout the night. there is a feeling on capitol hill we may not get any type of announcement this evening, most of the folks on capitol hill have gone home. harry reid has gone home for the evening as the focus of these talks is now between the vice president of the united states, joe biden and mitch mcconnell. a sign of optimism the last time they tried to work out a deal, it was successful. they extended the current tax rates for a couple of years and extended long term unemployment insurance and 2 percen
. ry sas "more stone walling on ben gi sai? we'll never know the truth, will we?" i think we will. it may take time, but we will. it may take time, but we will. right now. >> biological attack is possible. >> swine flu panic grips the nation. >> climate change is killing people. >> the media says life is horrible. >> poverty has reached new depths. >> but the media missed the big picture. >> i was only four when i saw my motherlode a washing machine for the first time. >> this is a woerful word and getting better. his grandmother was thrilled by a washing machine. >> she sat down and watched the entire washing program. >> two, one, fire! >> the machines coming next or better thanks to competition. and they build school cars and space ships. >> entpreneurs do what only governments did before. >> maybe cites will be built on water flow from big government. >> this is outside the united states jurisdictio >> life gets better becaus ideas have sex. >> wait, ideas have sex? >> yes. >> ideas spread. when they meet they can mate. >> because of that we livin a wonderful world. that is our
on ben gi sai? we'll never know the truth, will we?" i think we will. it may take time, but we will. that moments ago, president obama saying he still has hope. >> i'm optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time. senators reid and mcconnell are working on such an agreement as we speak. >> and as we speak, rich edson is live in washington with the very latest. >> well, it's up to the senate. staffers and a majority leader harry reid, minority leader mitch mcconnell are trying to negotiate a scaled-down debt deal to avoid some of the fiscal cliff and take other major decisions on taxes and spending to the future. again, in an afternoon white house meeting president obama pitch a debt plan he had outlined a week ago, prevent a tax increase for income of less than to an effective thousand dollars per year and extend long-term unemployment benefits. senate leaders are using that framework to try to craft a proposal to pass both houses of congress. aides say it would likely increase the threshold for tax increases, reversing massive pay cut from
. in 2005, our son ben had significant surgery over the summer. later in the term, he had more. he called me every day on cell phone to see how ben was doing. and that is the relationship. we are parents first. he understood what my family was going through. you can always build on that. you can always find common ground. he ended up voting on environmental legislation with mefter he told me that he was not a tree hugger and he would not do it. it does work and it is important. you have to focus on what you have in common with the people of new hampshire have in common >> growing up in everett -- have in common. >> and growing up in a republican family and you are of a different party, you realize they're wonderful people on the other side of the spectrum. we worked closely with the republicans, especially the women senators for the yard. kelly had the great race to call me after i w. we talk about the yard and our commitment to the military and to veterans. we share a lot. we need to remember that. >> back to the table of seven kids -- >> i feel i was born bipartisan. my mother was republic
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